About me


I’m anĀ Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Geology here at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to UIUC, I got my PhD and MS from the University of Arizona, Dept. of Geosciences. Before that, I attendedĀ Carleton College in Northfield, MN where I majored in geology. Besides geology, I like riding mtn. bikes (although it’s tough to do in central IL), playing ultimate, reading books, and Chicago sports. I’m a huge Cubs fan, unfortunately.


I’m tweeting about thermochronology, earth science, politics, books, and other interests at @HeliumHarvester.

Feel free to contact me at any of the addresses listed below!

Contact info:

email address: wrg@illinois.edu

old fashioned mail address: 605 E. Springfield Ave., Champaign, IL, 61820

telephone: 217-244-5256